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Louisianans Deserve Real Justice Reform

Scott Peyton | March 19, 2021
Recently, a narrative has emerged alleging that the 2017 Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI) legislation, which passed with overwhelming bi-partisan support, has contributed to gun violence in the Pelican State.…

ICYMI: Right on Crime Louisiana State Director Scott Peyton Highlighted in Biz

Scott Peyton | January 26, 2021
This article was originally published by BIZ Magazine on January 26, 2021. LSU Shreveport Alumnus Advocates for Criminal Justice Reform, Will Present at Nonprofit Leadership Alliance Conference LSU Shreveport…

New Report Outlines Collateral Consequences of Unemployment for Justice-Involved Individuals

Scott Peyton | January 22, 2021
Many justice-involved individuals face collateral consequences because of their criminal conviction. In a recent report titled “Employment Opportunities for Justice-Involved Individuals,” Right on Crime partnered with Recidiviz to provide…

Thanksgiving 2020: Freedom, Prosperity and Opportunity

Scott Peyton | November 23, 2020
A favorite patriotic song of mine is Lee Greenwood’s “God Bless the U.S.A.” I am particularly moved by the lyrics “If tomorrow all the things were gone, I’d worked…

Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC): A Barrier to Reentry in Louisiana

Scott Peyton | November 9, 2020
Many Louisiana residents are gainfully employed in the oil, gas, and maritime industry, particularly related to Louisiana’s ports. In fact, these jobs account for nearly 800,000 Louisiana jobs. Not…

Using Technology to Increase Participation in Pardon and Parole Hearings

Scott Peyton | October 9, 2020
The way Americans conduct business has certainly changed due to COVID-19 concerns. The criminal justice system has had to undergo changes to accommodate necessary safety precautions to protect against…

The Federal Bonding Program: An Incentive to Hire Justice-Involved Individuals

Scott Peyton | September 30, 2020
Some employers are hesitant to hire people with criminal backgrounds due to the risks they associate with these individuals.  Research undermines many of the concerns around second-chance hiring, and…

Solitary Confinement in the Pelican State

Scott Peyton | September 22, 2020
Written by Right on Crime’s Scott Peyton, this new paper outlines the history of Louisiana’s relationship with solitary confinement and its current practice, and it will provide policy recommendations…

Worker Opportunity Tax Credit: A $4.9 Billion Value

Scott Peyton | September 18, 2020
Justice-involved individuals face significant barriers to employment. Unemployment for justice-involved individuals is a major predictor of recidivism. Businesses that offer a second chance to a qualified, justice-involved candidate can…

From Tax Burdens to Tax Payers

Scott Peyton | June 30, 2020
In August of 2018, my predecessor, Elain Ellerbe, introduced Right on Crime’s A Handbook for Employers: From Tax Burdens to Tax payers: Why Hiring the Previously Incarcerated is Right…

Recapping the 2020 Session in Louisiana

Scott Peyton | June 5, 2020
The Louisiana 2020 Legislative session certainly was memorable. It began with my first grandchild, Lucy Louise Peyton, who was born on March 9, 2020, the first day of the…

Justice, Rights, and Hope for Victims

Scott Peyton | May 26, 2020
Across the country, April 19-25 is National Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This year’s theme is “Seek Justice | Ensure Victims’ Rights | Inspire Hope.”  Criminal justice advocacy must account…
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